Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard-Briau

French botanist, explorer and politician (1873–1928)

1873   -   1927

country of citizenship: France
educated at: University of Bordeaux
occupation: botanist
award received: Prix de Coincy

Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard, name sometimes given as Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard-Briau (30 October 1873 – 29 December 1927) was a French pharmacist and botanist.In 1899 he obtained his doctorate in natural sciences at the University of Bordeaux, later serving as a professor at the school of medicine in Tours. He conducted botanical and exploratory investigations in the Canary Islands (1904–06), Tunisia (1907–10 & 1913) and Morocco (1911–13). Many of his plant collections were sent to herbaria in Geneva and Paris.He was the taxonomic authority of numerous botanical taxa. The genus Pitardia (Batt. ex Pit.) is named in his honor, as are plants with the specific epithets of pitardii and pitardiana.
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Flore Générale de l'Indo-Chine

book by Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard

author: Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard-Briau

Les Iles Canaries

Paris,P. Klincksieck[1908] | New York Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library

author: Louis Proust, Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard-Briau

1908

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